Singer Scott Weiland (Velvet Revolver) has been sued by his former bandmates from Stone Temple Pilots for being regularly late for performances during the 20th anniversary tour as well as missing promotional gigs. They also state that Weiland “refused to communicate with other bandmembers in [an] attempt to hijack the tour”.
Weiland was officially fired from STP in February when the remaining members released a statement that simply said, “Stone Temple Pilots have announced they have officially terminated Scott Weiland.”
Since then the band has recorded a new song entitled “Out Of Line” with Linkin Park vocalist Chester Bennington. A free download of the song can be found here/ It is unclear whether or not Bennington is officially the new lead singer or was just a guest for this track. You can listen to “Out Of Line” below as well as get more information. READ MORE
Bloody-Disgusting’s music podcast Aural Pleasures is back with a episode to tickle your ear canals! Hosts Jonny and Bill are joined by BD contributor SuperRadMike to discuss all sorts of fun topics. The guys chat about the return of Nine Inch Nails and the music of How To Destroy Angels as well as Scott Weiland and his termination from Stone Temple Pilots. The fellas also discuss the Detroit stop of Metallica‘s Orion Music + More Festival and Mike brings up his excitement for the Pitchfork Music Festival.
Things get a little bit serious when Mike brings up some serious issues he’s been having that involve sleepwalking and Taco Bell’s Cool Ranch Doritos Locos Tacos. You can hear about all of it below in the podcast!
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In a statement on their official Facebook page, rock group Stone Temple Pilots have announced that they have “officially terminated” singer Scott Weiland. There is no further information at this time.
STP’s last album was their 2010 release Stone Temple Pilots. Weiland released a solo album in 2011 entitled The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year, which was a Christmas compilation album.
Weiland had long been saying that he was once again the lead singer of rock group Velvet Revolver, but those claims were constantly denied by guitarist Slash. READ MORE
Artist Maxim Dalton painted a poster of 35 of the greatest guitar players ever. While it doesn’t include some famous axe wielders (I don’t see Dimebag Darrell on there), it is a pretty comprehensive painting of guitarists who have shaped and influenced their genres. The painting was released as a limited edition poster but sold out long ago.
But what I want to know is can you identify them all! So head on below to test yourself on your guitar player knowledge! READ MORE
Ex-Guns N’ Roses guitarist Slash (Velvet Revolver) has announced via his Facebook that he will be scoring the upcoming horror film Nothing To Fear. It is the first film through his horror production company Slasher Films and it has been picked up for distribution by Anchor Bay.
Slash stated, “Going into the studio tonight to work on “Nothing to Fear” score. It’s really coming together. Iiii]; )’”
The film’s IMDB description says, “A family’s journey toward a better life is interrupted by an unstable man of the cloth.” It is being directed by Anthony Leonardi III, who did make-up for The Cabin In The Woods, and stars Clancy Brown (A Nightmare On Elm St., Starship Troopers), Anne Heche (Nip/Tuck, Psycho), and more.
Knowing that Slash is a big horror fan, I actually have a lot of interest in hearing how the score to this film is going to turn out. READ MORE
Yesterday I wrote up an article regarding Scott Weiland’s comments that he’d rejoined Velvet Revolver as singer of the band. While it’s true that Weiland made those comments, turns out they might not be 100% accurate to another rather important person who has a small say in the matter. Who is that you might ask? Well, how about Velvet Revolver guitarist Slash? Seems like the guitar legend heard nothing about this and has stated that Weiland is, in fact, “…out of his mind.”
Now, as I mentioned in the previous, now erroneous, article, I wasn’t at all thrilled to hear that Weiland had rejoined VR. So hearing that this isn’t the case is just a joyous moment for me. Now I just hope that a singer is selected sometime before peace in the Middle East occurs. Is that too much to ask? READ MORE
After a nasty breakup in 2008, Scott Weiland (Stone Temple Pilots) and the rest of the Velvet Revolver crew have announced their reconciliation along with plans to later this year record a third studio album and embark on a tour. Weiland has stated that he will still front STP and Slash will still embark on a tour promoting his solo album.
I’m sorry, but after all the singer tryouts and rumors on who would be the next frontman (hell, it could’ve even been frontwoman for all I care), I find that I’m actually kinda irritated that things fell so “simply” back into place. To be honest, I feel almost cheated. I would’ve loved to have seen VR explode back onto the scene with a fresh face as singer. Instead, this is what we get…the same thing that we had before. Well, consider me UNenthusiastic about this announcement. READ MORE
Bloody-Disgusting has scored an exclusive interview with Duff McKagan (ex-Guns N Roses, Velvet Revolver) of Loaded! Check after the jump for the skinny on the new album, the Loaded film, Duff’s opinion of horror, and a lot about Foo Fighters! Oh yeah, there’s a bit about goat f*cking. Seriously.
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Earlier today, Slash (ex-Guns N’ Roses, Velvet Revolver) held a press conference at the Sundance Film Festival where he spoke about his horror movie production company, Slasher Films. Since I live on the other side of the country, it would have been a bit difficult to have made the press conference. However, I got a chance to speak with Slash over the phone and I’ve got the full interview queued up for all you eager readers. We discuss what kinds of films Slasher Films will be putting out, Slash’s love of horror and where it began, what role Slash will play in the creation of these films and more. Check out the exclusive audio stream after the jump.
The idea for Slasher Films came about when Slash and his friend, Rob Eric of Scout Productions (Session 9, Transsiberian), were talking about horror and Rob called Slash the next day saying that he should start Slasher Films. A year later, their first film, tentatively titled ‘Nothing To Fear’, will hopefully be entering production this summer for a late 2011 release. READ MORE
Legendary guitarist SLASH is set to premiere his latest music video for “Back From Cali,” the current single featuring Myles Kennedy, from the guitarist’s self-titled debut on Wednesday August 11, 2010. The song is currently heating up the Active Rock charts with a debut in the Top 30.
Directed by noted live concert director Daniel E. Catullo III, this video showcases a compilation of live footage from the guitarist’s recent European Festival tour, which showcased Kennedy as the tour vocalist, as well as behind the scenes footage that truly captures the energy that’s on stage at a Slash show. The pair made stops at some of Europe’s largest outdoor festivals including the Download Festival and Rock-Am Ring, both which are featured in the video.